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Samsung Introduces New Fitness Products

Samsung Introduces New Fitness Products

With the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro, new features have been added like water resistance and swim tracking, and other features like heart rate monitoring have been improved.

Like the previous Gear Fit devices the Fit 2 Pro is a fitness band and smartwatch hybrid, with a long narrow display and a flexible strap.

The Gear Sport has the same water resistance as the fitness band and packs in contactless payment abilities through Samsung Pay.

In addition to the Art Store, the Samsung Collection of specially curated art pieces and the My Collection feature, which allows consumers to project their own personal images onto the screen, gives consumers even more options to visually customize their space, wherever they choose to place The Frame within the home.

The Gear Sport follows the classic watch design of its last year's smartwatch cousins - the Gear S3.

That means you can wear it 50m under water and it's even certified for use in salt water, although Samsung doesn't recommend you go scuba diving with it.

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Samsung is emphasizing the health and fitness aspects of this watch. Speedo will let you track your laps in the pool and Under Armour has its suite of training apps on board, including MapMyRun, UA Record, Endomondo, and MyFitnessPal.

All the usual sports and exercise tracking options return, of course, along with Global Positioning System tracking and automatic activity detection, so you don't even have to tell the band what you're getting up to for it to record. Again, there's 4 GB of internal room, paired with a dual-core processor.

Under the hood the Samsung Gear Sport packs in a Snapdragon 2100 chipset and 768MB of RAM, while there's 4GB of storage as well. It's smaller than the Gear S3, too, which is nice for anyone that thought Samsung's last smartwatch was a little too bulky.

With instant access to new tracking app Speedo On, the Gear Sport (pictured) and Gear Fit2 Pro become the ideal companion for any swim. It's got the same compatibility as the Gear Sport for Android and iOS devices and comes in black or red. The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro Fitness band comes out in two variants - one small sized and another large sized. Of course, you are able to still get your notifications on the Gear Fit2 Pro, so you can stay up-to-date with what is happening in the world while you are working out.

Targeted to the fitness enthusiasts and everyday athletes, the new Gear devices pack a range of features including activity tracking, sleep monitoring and nutrition management.

Samsung has been making inroads ever since it started producing phone-connected watches, and this year, the company is using IFA in Germany as the place to showcase where it plans to go to next, and the news is good if you happen to like running, kicking, or just walking very fast.


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